Another money changer loses money in holdup PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 August 2013 13:54

A money changer was shot and robbed by five gunmen while aboard a passenger jeepney along Lustre St., Sta. Barbara last Tuesday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Andres Go y Putli, 66, married, of Rio Hondo and owner of Jimroy Money Changer in downtown Zamboanga.

Go sustained a bullet wound in the right cheek and was taken to the hospital.

Initial investigation disclosed that Go and his brother-in-law Jimbang Haliluddin y Taji, 40, were on board a PUJ on their way home around 5:30 p.m. when when five men also aboard the same vehicle suddenly announced a heist at gun point.

One of the holduppers grabbed Go’s bag containing documents and different currencies amounting to P20,000.

However before they alighted from the vehicle, one of the holduppers armed with a .45 caliber pistol shot Go in the right cheek.

Police said the holduppers then jumped from the vehicle and fled in different directions aboard motorcycles with cohorts waiting for them at Lustre St.

Go is the second money changer to have been robbed by holduppers this month.

Hja. Indang Harvey y Abil, 38, married, of Campo Islam and owner of RNR money changer located at JS Alano Street.

lost P100,000 to two holduppers at Ilang-Ilang Drive, Baliwasan last week.

Harvey and her husband were seated at the front seat of a passenger jeepney on their way home around 7:20 p.m. when two men who were also passengers alighted from the vehicle and went to the front seat  where they announced a holdup at gunpoint near the Baliwasan  bridge.

The holduppers seized the couple’s P100,000 stuffed in a plastic bag then fled.

Meanwhile, Muksan Abubakar y Saada, 27, single, was shot and wounded by a gunman in Landang Gua, Sacol Island, the other day.

Initial investigation disclosed that Abubakar and his relatives were preparing their meall in their house around 3:30 a.m. when a gunman appeared and shot him.

He sustained a bullet wound in the stomach and was taken to the hospital.– Dan Toribio Jr.